Today we had actually something to really ROAR about: “A solemn event of Festival of the Lion King” changed at Disney’s animal Kingdom! previously last month, it to be announced that entertainment actors Members to be rehearsing because that a mid-May reopening. We quit by Harambe Theatre to capture the first public power of the modified variation of “Festival that the Lion King.”

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Another notice clarified the a modified version of the show would go back to accommodate COVID-19 safety and security measures.

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The patchwork lion “quilt” banner hangs proud on the side of the building.

You are watching: Festival of the lion king cast

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Cast Members ready the queue v physical distancing and also safety precautions.

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Everyone is prepared to get this present on the road!

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A sandwich board authorize alerts guests that their entire party must be present prior to entering the queue.

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Physical distancing markers space currently set six feet apart in the queue.

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We to be let right into the queue 30 minutes before showtime come wait to go into the theater.

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Our showtime now was at 12:30.

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Hand sanitizer stations were also available just external the theatre.

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Cast Members take under the rope and also open the doors.

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We to be led right into the theater and directed come our seats.

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The seating setup is physically distanced and also capacity is limited.

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All the performers space physically distanced during the performance.

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Glad to watch stilt walkers ago in action!

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Pumbaa is glad to it is in back!

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So an excellent to check out their laugh faces during the performance.

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Our MANE man Simba is here!

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Fire twirling is back as well.

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Sadly, no one goes flying from a wire in this version of the show.

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Though us missed the Tumble Monkey act, their act wasn’t adaptable to physical distancing. We hope they will return as soon as the full present can be performed again.

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It was good to view entertainment offerings begin to return to Disney’s animal Kingdom.

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A full display schedule has not been announced however they were preparing for one more performance as soon as we exited Harambe Theatre.